From QUORA (dialogue)
(Theses) Now when I say blind belief I say a belief without a reason. Believing in an anthropomorphic god. I agree to the fact that it is religion that developed a community, a society or rather what we are today. It’s a set of beliefs, to bring everyone together, work cohesively and grow the humanity. But hold on… Now we are in a position where we have facts, proofs, experimental data that justifies lots of answer to which our ancestors had no recourse, other than an anthropomorphic GOD.
We should understand that there was no book that came from sky. It can be a group of scholars who wrote the book to develop a better society.
No God is going to help you pass an exam or to get a girl. Stop holding your hands in front of it.
No God is going to punish you or reward you for what you do. Its the people like you who are around you who will punish or reward you for what you do.
Trust religion because it has helped in what we are today. Adopt the moral values out of it. Follow the path of Peace instead of fighting on the name of religion. But now most of us are living in a liberal world and we have our choices to check the facts, believe in what we see.
2. The idea of having countries and states. This idea of creating a peaceful world yet fighting on the name of boundaries sounds quite lame to me.
Here on one hand we talk about creating a peaceful world. In India people say “Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam” that is the whole world is one family yet we fight in the name of boundaries. to encroach in one another’s boundary. Truthfully I am still unsure about the need of this (if anyone who can justify the need of this can comment below).
I agree, to govern we need to have territories defined, but at the same time we can have a global system to manage things peacefully in this world. I agree, different countries have different economies and hence it is almost impossible. But I also do not agree in the belief that slowly and steadily we will get to see a more liberal and free market world where everyone will be allowed to go anywhere and there will be a peaceful society. It may take time but it is not im possible.
Reply (M) Respectfuly, I think your comments on religion to be rather simplistic, and those concerning a possible ‘peaceful world’ utopian. Sacred images may appear anthropomorphic, but serve, as symbols (or stories) for interiorization, contemplation. Who ever believed that god/God is an elderly man with a long whitish beard, or, alternately, a piece of wood?). In India there are apparently many gods, but those who worship ‘them’ know what they are doing: each visual representation of a ‘particular’ god IS a representation of the ONE god or divinity with a particular aspect or form. Trimurti: Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva: three forms, one reality.
As to world peace, territories and boundaries, the idea of a global system, other than in a figurative sense, could easily lead us to a totalitarian order or system if taken literally, a new ORDER (the Novus Ordo, I think of the Illuminati). Just look at the US (and its satelite, Israel) as an ideal leader and an example of that ‘New Deal’, or New Order – and check what George Orwell had to say about that in ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘1984’).